Prep Sports

Redettes, Miners, Patriots post sweeps

MARQUETTE — Seasonably mild conditions set up for a perfect day to play tennis, which five area schools did on Monday afternoon. Marquette swept Kingsford 8-0, as did Westwood over Gwinn and Negaunee over Escanaba, while Ishpeming fell to Gladstone ...

Shining on offense

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — Jason Waterman and Drew DuShane each had big nights propelling the Negaunee Miners football team to its first win of the season over Iron Mountain 35-0 at Miners Stadium on Friday night. Negaunee improved to 1-3 while Iron Mountain ...

Patriots’ comeback falls short at Gladstone

By MIKE MATTSON Escanaba Daily Press GLADSTONE — Westwood and Gladstone hooked up in a Mid-Peninsula Conference showdown between unbeaten teams Friday night that didn’t disappoint. The Braves relied on three big plays, slowed down Westwood’s potent ground attack and pulled off a ...

Camilli, Nofal pace Marquette

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Tauni Camilli was Marquette’s top finisher in 12th place in the girls varsity race at the Marinette, Wisconsin, Invitational held on Saturday. The Redmen and Redettes sent their “B” teams to Marinette, with their regular top runners having ...

Eskymos outscore Marquette

By JOHN VRANCIC Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — Offensive fireworks were in full display at the Escanaba Athletic Field on Friday night as the Eskymos gained a 45-28 Great Northern Conference football victory over Marquette. The teams combined for 10 touchdowns, with seven covering ...

Miners’ Yesney medals at Spartan cross country

By Journal Sports Staff EAST LANSING — One area runner earned top-30 medalist honors at the prestigious Spartan Invitational cross country meets held at Michigan State University on Saturday. Senior Colton Yesney of Negaunee placed 25th out of 288 runners in the boys high school Elite ...

Norway gets untracked in 2nd half vs. Gwinn

By ADAM NIEMI Iron Mountain Daily News NORWAY — After failing to get their offense going in the first half, the Norway Knights found the end zone three times in the second half to beat Gwinn 21-6 on Friday. Both teams struggled to finish drives, especially in the first half. But Norway ...

Sevarns boots Newberry to win over Munising, 24-22

By Journal Sports Staff NEWBERRY — Newberry quarterback George Sevarns proved how valuable he is as a kicker, too, lifting the Indians to a 24-22 victory over visiting Munising when he booted an 18-yard field goal with 1 second remaining on Friday night in high school football. Sevarns ...

Marquette strikers break through in second half for win at Iron Mountain

KINGSFORD — Marquette’s relentless offense persevered through four yellow cards and a strong defense put up by Iron Mountain as the Redmen won 2-0 win in a high school boys soccer game played Thursday. The Redmen’s four yellows all came in a two-minute span in the second half. The ...

Miners netters rounding into form; Redettes top Ishpeming

NEGAUNEE — Negaunee picked up a 7-1 victory over Munising in a high school girls tennis meet on Thursday afternoon to improve to 10-0 on the season. Munising’s only victory of the day came at No. 1 singles with Marissa Ackerman defeating Megan Syrjala 6-2, 6-4. Negaunee head coach Kyle ...

Redettes sweep Kingsford spikers

MARQUETTE — Marquette Senior High School posted a three-set home sweep of Kingsford in a Great Northern Conference high school girls volleyball match on Thursday. Winning 29-27, 25-13, 25-19, the Redettes were led offensively by Lauren Wilkinson with seven kills. Other team leaders were ...

Farley not enough for Westwood spikers

ISHPEMING — Elizabeth Farley had 17 kills, two aces and 22 digs but that wasn’t enough for the Westwood volleyball team, which fell to West Iron County in four sets on Thursday night, 25-21, 14-25, 25-15, 25-18. Westwood head coach Heather Salmi said the match came down to team ...

Redmen sweep to title at TC Cup

TRAVERSE CITY — The Marquette Senior High School boys varsity soccer team won the Traverse City Cup tournament held Saturday in Traverse City. The Redmen improved their record at the time to 11-1 with three wins without a loss at the event along with a 4-2 win over Traverse City Christian ...

Olivier 2nd in M-W tennis

ESCANABA — The 70th annual Michigan-Wisconsin Tennis Open held the first weekend of August featured a professional tennis player originally from Cuba who now lives in Miami. Mario Tabares won the Men’s A Singles title, defeating Brett Girard of Marquette 6-1, 6-1. He also placed second in ...

Back to a clean sweep

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee High School girls are starting to look like the Cleveland Indians of high school tennis in the Upper Peninsula. The Indians just set an American League baseball record, winning their 21st game in a row when they defeated the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday. The Miners, ...

Peramaki leads Munising girls to win at Manistique Invite

MANISTIQUE — The Munising girls cross country team had a solid day on the course as it finished first at the Manistique Invitational Wednesday. The Mustangs finished with 31 points and Madeleine Peramaki was the first to cross the finish line with a time of 21:08, three seconds ahead of ...

Superior Central, Munising dispatch Skyline Central volleyball foes

EBEN — Superior Central needed five sets before dispatching visiting North Central in a high school volleyball match on Tuesday, 17-25, 25-13, 16-25, 25-19, 15-11. “It was pretty competitive,” Cougars’ coach Kris Bray said about the Skyline Central Conference match. “In the second ...

Westwood, Marquette, Ishpeming cruise in girls tennis matches

ISHPEMING — The Westwood High School girls tennis team swept the singles flights in a 6-2 home victory over Kingsford on Tuesday. The Patriots (9-2) got a good performance from their No. 1 singles player, Marissa Carello. “Marissa had a strong match in her win,” Westwood head coach ...